Health

By: Aseem Shrivastava
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
A year when the country celebrates the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary offers us a timely opportunity to consider his criticisms of modernity and juxtapose them with those of the other towering figure of his generation, Tagore. Also, fittingly, we are just weeks short of Tagore’s 78th death... read more
By: Dr. Indira Hirway
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
Looking at the present conditions in India, anybody would expect the budget to address the most critical problems of our population, namely, poor health, a semi-literate population, the agricultural crisis and the highest ever unemployment. Unfortunately none of these problems are addressed... read more
By: Arun Maira
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Philanthropy, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, Inclusive growth
Objections to Greenpeace’s strategies by Extinction Rebellion (XR), the environmental movement whose supporters occupied Greenpeace’s offices last year, as well as its own successes, highlight contrasts between the strategies of organisations and citizens’ movements. Loose citizens’ movements are... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has focused on the water crisis facing the nation in his first Mann Ki Baat of the post-election season. The Prime Minister said: “…let’s…start a mass movement for water conservation. We together should all resolve to save every drop of water and I believe that water is... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Taxes, Global, Union Budget, RBI, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth, GST
The Finance Minister will present her maiden Union Budget on July 5. She has asked all citizens to send their inputs, promising that each proposal will be duly examined. She has welcomed and already thanked all the anticipated contributors to this crowdsourcing. This makes the process more... read more
By: Lekha Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The huge downside of this experience for doctors at the start of their career will certainly mark them for life. This will possibly shape them, even scar them, and many may tend to believe that work in a public hospital is a sentence that they must serve so that they are then “free” to work in... read more
By: Jagdish Rattanani
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics
It will be sometime before the depth of Narendra Modi’s electoral sweep sinks in and a much longer time before the phenomenon is better understood. The Prime Minister was right in telling his party workers that this country has truly given him a lot and that political pundits will have to revisit... read more
By: Sudarshan Iyengar
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
There is an old saying in Sanskrit. यथा राजा तथा प्रजा  - as the King so are the people. In a democracy, the reverse is also true. As the people, so is the king. So, the people have got the King they deserve again in 2019. Indian democracy is comparatively young. Hence, the commoners still... read more
By: Aseem Shrivastava , By: Aryaman Jain
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Inequality, Sustainability, Taxes, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
The rise of Hindutva in a country that was thought to be largely secular has flummoxed many. Whatever the outcome of this general election, the BJP and its parent, the RSS, will remain important players and influence the political agenda in a manner they never had been able to before 2014. This is... read more
By: Ajit Ranade
Category: Common citizen, Governance, Health, Taxes, Global, Jobs, India politics, Indian economy, Inclusive growth
In less than a month we will have elected the seventeenth Lok Sabha. The seat tally across parties will determine who gets to form the next government. Since exit polls have been banned during the six week long national elections, we can’t depend on feedback from those who have already voted. The... read more

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